WaPo: Plouffe took $100,000 from firm doing business in Iran

posted at 9:21 am on August 6, 2012 by Ed Morrissey

What does David Plouffe do when he’s not helping Barack Obama campaign for a second term or providing political advice to the West Wing?  Like many other people in politics, he gets income from the speaking circuit.  One particular payday may be a big problem for his regular boss in the Oval Office, reports the Washington Post — a six-figure sum for speaking at a company doing business with Iran:

David Plouffe, a senior White House adviser who was President Obama’s 2008 campaign manager, accepted a $100,000 speaking fee in 2010 from an affiliate of a company doing business with Iran’s government.

A subsidiary of MTN Group, a South Africa-based telecommunications company, paid Plouffe for two speeches he made in Nigeria in December 2010, about a month before he joined the White House staff.

Since Plouffe’s speeches, MTN Group has come under intensified scrutiny from U.S. authorities because of its activities in Iran and Syria, which are under international sanctions intended to limit the countries’ access to sensitive technology. At the time of Plouffe’s speeches, MTN had been in a widely reported partnership for five years with a state-owned Iranian telecommunications firm.

Five years earlier, MTN partnered with Irancell, a state-owned telecom that wanted to expand its operations.  One year later, the Bush administration’s “point man on Iran sanction enforcement” told the government of Turkey that Irancell was wholly owned by the Revolutionary Guard.  One year before Plouffe’s big payday, the IRG stormed the streets and strangled the Green Revolution before it could overthrow the mullahcracy — which eventually led the Obama administration to belatedly react by increasing sanctions on Iran and especially the IRG.

In other words, Plouffe took the gig long after the US government knew about MTN’s partnership with Irancell, years after the US had determined that Irancell was owned by the same military that props up the mullahs and is working on nuclear weapons, and after its brutal crackdown.  The WaPo notes that there is nothing illegal about accepting speaking fees from MTN, but taking money from a company that’s partnering with the IRG certainly prompts some hard questions about judgment by Plouffe, and in the White House itself.

Obama promised Iran an “open hand” when he ran for office in 2008.  If nothing else, Plouffe’s payday gives an interesting new twist to that campaign promise.

Update: For some reason, although the article said David Plouffe, I read it as David Axelrod.  My apologies to Mr. Axelrod and readers; I’ve corrected it in the post.


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What’s Romney hiding in his tax returns!!!!

RedRedRice on August 6, 2012 at 9:22 AM

Move along, nothing to see here.

rhombus on August 6, 2012 at 9:23 AM

I am shocked!!

Eh, not so much really.

CorporatePiggy on August 6, 2012 at 9:24 AM

I think you got your David’s mixed up.

gsherin on August 6, 2012 at 9:24 AM

Axelrod? or Plouffe?

faraway on August 6, 2012 at 9:24 AM

Axelrod or Plouffe? WaPo story says Plouffe, your analysis says Axelrod. It’s not that early in the morning, is it?

thelarryd on August 6, 2012 at 9:24 AM

I’m slow, but the headline and text says “Axlerod” but the pull quote says “David Plouffe.”?

ted c on August 6, 2012 at 9:24 AM

Axelplouffe?

faraway on August 6, 2012 at 9:25 AM

Is it Plouffe or the Ave?

Kraken on August 6, 2012 at 9:25 AM

The WaPo notes that there is nothing illegal about accepting speaking fees from MTN, but taking money from a company that’s partnering with the IRG certainly prompts some hard questions about judgment by Axelrod, and in the White House itself.

But we’ll be sure to conjure up some righteous indignation anyway.

Dante on August 6, 2012 at 9:26 AM

Is this a composite adviser?????

/hadta go there.

ted c on August 6, 2012 at 9:26 AM

Ave, Axe, whatever…

Kraken on August 6, 2012 at 9:26 AM

Um, what is the connection in this story between Plouffe who the story you quoted says was paid for speeches, and Axelrod?

Difficultas_Est_Imperium on August 6, 2012 at 9:26 AM

an Army of Davids…..
/

ted c on August 6, 2012 at 9:26 AM

That Axelrod is a turd is beyond question, but doing business with Iran doesn’t bother me so much. If we invested as much in places like that and NoKo as China and Russia do, we would have as much leverage.

abobo on August 6, 2012 at 9:27 AM

Dustin Siggins, is that you?

ted c on August 6, 2012 at 9:27 AM

Axelrod or Plouffe?

BuckeyeSam on August 6, 2012 at 9:28 AM

ted c, stop, you’re killing me. :)

faraway on August 6, 2012 at 9:28 AM

Comment applies to Plouffe equally as well.

abobo on August 6, 2012 at 9:28 AM

libfree: “Why do you people hate Iranians?”

faraway on August 6, 2012 at 9:29 AM

Uh, yeah. Poof and Axelrod aren’t the same people.

budfox on August 6, 2012 at 9:29 AM

Still looks like Axe.

Wait for it…

Kraken on August 6, 2012 at 9:29 AM

well, Axlerod needs to prove that he didn’t take $100K from this company. What is he hiding, anyway???

/the word is out there…..

ted c on August 6, 2012 at 9:29 AM

WH press corp and lsm….crickets will be chirping

cmsinaz on August 6, 2012 at 9:30 AM

It’s a composite “David”

mankai on August 6, 2012 at 9:30 AM

I just know that Obama and his Chicago Mafia (Dope and Strange) would never do anything unkind, illegal or even questionable. ROTFL!!!

MaiDee on August 6, 2012 at 9:32 AM

It’s a composite “David”

mankai on August 6, 2012 at 9:30 AM

Dave’s not here?

Kraken on August 6, 2012 at 9:32 AM

I’ve fixed my error in the post and apologized to David Axelrod. Don’t know how I got Axelrod in mind when I read the Post’s article about Plouffe.

Ed Morrissey on August 6, 2012 at 9:32 AM

And plouffe, Axe is gone.

faraway on August 6, 2012 at 9:32 AM

The Iranians provide EFP’s that have killed and maimed US soldiers in Iraq and Afghanistan. Accepting $100K from a company doing business with them is pretty low brow and poor judgement.

ted c on August 6, 2012 at 9:33 AM

Ed Morrissey on August 6, 2012 at 9:32 AM

Don’t beat your self man, happens to the best of us, besides, it’s that greazy look he has.

abobo on August 6, 2012 at 9:34 AM

The WaPo notes that there is nothing illegal about accepting speaking fees from MTN…

Even if it were illegal, there’s nobody interested in the AG’s office.

Fallon on August 6, 2012 at 9:34 AM

it’s okay, Ed, your back hurts.

ted c on August 6, 2012 at 9:34 AM

White House said it was ok for Plouffe to do this because Iran wasn’t an issue in 2010.

Really? When hasn’t Iran been an issue for us?

gracie on August 6, 2012 at 9:34 AM

libfree: “Why do you people hate Iranians?”

faraway on August 6, 2012 at 9:29 AM

Given that Iranians are Persian, it must be part of the anti-Arab sentiment that so prevalent in the U.S. since 9/11 which you on the right are so adamantly denying! /

BuckeyeSam on August 6, 2012 at 9:34 AM

Axelplouffe?

faraway on August 6, 2012 at 9:25 AM

It’s a composite “David”

mankai on August 6, 2012 at 9:30 AM

I’ll be laughing about these all day long.

BuckeyeSam on August 6, 2012 at 9:37 AM

David Axleplouffe.

Akzed on August 6, 2012 at 9:38 AM

Ha!

Akzed on August 6, 2012 at 9:38 AM

Slow down, Ed, take a breath …
Vacation time?
http://www.captainsquartersresort.com/

It never hurts to escape reality and enjoy fun in the sun.
~(Ä)~

Karl Magnus on August 6, 2012 at 9:38 AM

But we’ll be sure to conjure up some righteous indignation anyway.

Dante on August 6, 2012 at 9:26 AM

At least there is some reason for “righteous indignation” over this unlike the outrage you bastards have shown this past week concerning “hate chicken” and the slander from Harry Reid over Mitt Romney’s tax records.

When you latrine rats start worrying about stuff that matters and not Mitt Romney’s 9th grade report card, then somebody may take you seriously. When you refuse to even acknowledge that this is newsworthy then you really can’t be deemed anything more than a concern troll and enemy of the nation.

Happy Nomad on August 6, 2012 at 9:38 AM

Whichever guy. They’re all corrupt degenerates.

forest on August 6, 2012 at 9:39 AM

At least there is some reason for “righteous indignation” over this unlike the outrage you bastards have shown this past week concerning “hate chicken” and the slander from Harry Reid over Mitt Romney’s tax records.

When you latrine rats start worrying about stuff that matters and not Mitt Romney’s 9th grade report card, then somebody may take you seriously. When you refuse to even acknowledge that this is newsworthy then you really can’t be deemed anything more than a concern troll and enemy of the nation.

Happy Nomad on August 6, 2012 at 9:38 AM

This is at least twice now that you have me confused for someone else.

Dante on August 6, 2012 at 9:40 AM

I’ve fixed my error in the post and apologized to David Axelrod.

Ed Morrissey on August 6, 2012 at 9:32 AM

I’d rather kiss a [hairy Star Wars character that can't be mentioned or the censorbot eats your post].

Kraken on August 6, 2012 at 9:40 AM

Really? When hasn’t Iran been an issue for us?

gracie on August 6, 2012 at 9:34 AM

When they are paying six figure speaking fees for friends of Obama. Face it, Obama and the pig in a pantsuit running State have not had any interest nor have they made any serious attempt to deal with Iran’s nuclear program.

Happy Nomad on August 6, 2012 at 9:40 AM

Expect more of this as the Mitt Romney that former political opponents love to hate gets cranking on the Obama machine. Investigation takes time, but as the Republican convention approaches we will see a few dribs and drabs, and then a mighty onslaught leading to November. The Death Star is humming.

Four part LA Times story on Harry Reid coming in 4..3..2..1..

Mr. Arkadin on August 6, 2012 at 9:42 AM

Iran didn’t build their nukes.

faraway on August 6, 2012 at 9:43 AM

OT: typical LSM this am, focusing on Reince’s ‘dirty liar’ instead of the Harry’s false accusations on the bloody senate floor…

no wonder he doesn’t have to worry about anything, the lsm just helps all the dems along with their charade

cmsinaz on August 6, 2012 at 9:43 AM

Get the bus started!

I think it’s fair to assume that Plouffe is an Iranian surrogate until he releases the past 10 years of his business transactions.

WisCon on August 6, 2012 at 9:43 AM

anybody but obumbled

iVote4miTT

losarkos on August 6, 2012 at 9:43 AM

Really? When hasn’t Iran been an issue for us?

gracie on August 6, 2012 at 9:34 AM

When they were an ally before we instigated a coup?

Dante on August 6, 2012 at 9:44 AM

Kraken on August 6, 2012 at 9:40 AM

Holy hell, you were right. I don’t take very well to needless censorship. So Ed, when’s Ron Perlman gonna star in that Moochelle biopic?

abobo on August 6, 2012 at 9:45 AM

swept under the rug….

shameful

cmsinaz on August 6, 2012 at 9:45 AM

David Plouff has nothing but a Poli Sci degree. In what way does that give him the expertise to advise anyone about implementing a cell phone network.

Unless this payment is nothing more than a disguised bribe. And a bribe to look the other way when dealing with enemies, which makes our little Plouff a…typical Democrat in the 21st century.

MNHawk on August 6, 2012 at 9:47 AM

Saw the movie Total Recall this weekend. there is a scene where howser retrieves his saftey deposit box. in the box shows Obama’s picture on paper money. Hollywood must be so proud of thier boy wonder.

fistbump on August 6, 2012 at 9:48 AM

“Update: For some reason, although the article said David Plouffe, I read it as David Axelrod. My apologies to Mr. Axelrod and readers; I’ve corrected it in the post.”

I just got a call from someone attending the speech and he said it was Axelrod. What’s Plouffe, Axelrod, and the WaPo hiding?

Dusty on August 6, 2012 at 9:48 AM

Holy hell, you were right. I don’t take very well to needless censorship. So Ed, when’s Ron Perlman gonna star in that Moochelle biopic?

abobo on August 6, 2012 at 9:45 AM

It’s a holdover from the days of Charles Johnson sock puppeting this site with racist comments in order to generate his own blog posting detailing about how Hot Gas is teh racist. Most of those posts contained the name of that beloved Star Wars character.

MNHawk on August 6, 2012 at 9:49 AM

This is at least twice now that you have me confused for someone else.

Dante on August 6, 2012 at 9:40 AM

Not bloody likely… I think pretty much everyone has got your number by now.

SWalker on August 6, 2012 at 9:49 AM

When they were an ally before we instigated a coup?

Dante on August 6, 2012 at 9:44 AM

So, never in your lifetime.

SWalker on August 6, 2012 at 9:50 AM

I’ve fixed my error in the post and apologized to David Axelrod. Don’t know how I got Axelrod in mind when I read the Post’s article about Plouffe.

Ed Morrissey on August 6, 2012 at 9:32 AM

That’s All Bush’s Fault, Ed.

Del Dolemonte on August 6, 2012 at 9:51 AM

Not bloody likely… I think pretty much everyone has got your number by now.

SWalker on August 6, 2012 at 9:49 AM

No, not only very much likely, but definitely.

Now, about your whining about how you’re tired of RINOs being foisted upon you and being expected to vote for them … will you be pulling the lever for Romney?

Dante on August 6, 2012 at 9:52 AM

… the pig in a pantsuit running State have not had any interest nor have they made any serious attempt to deal with Iran’s nuclear program.

Happy Nomad on August 6, 2012 at 9:40 AM

But you can’t prove we’re not doing more than Romney is…
/DWS

VietVet_Dave on August 6, 2012 at 9:52 AM

will you be pulling the lever for Romney?

Dante on August 6, 2012 at 9:52 AM

Are you still sucking on Ron Paul’s Dick?

SWalker on August 6, 2012 at 9:54 AM

I’ve fixed my error in the post and apologized to David Axelrod. Don’t know how I got Axelrod in mind when I read the Post’s article about Plouffe.

Ed Morrissey on August 6, 2012 at 9:32 AM

That’s All Bush’s Fault, Ed.

Del Dolemonte on August 6, 2012 at 9:51 AM

Actually, Ed didn’t do it…

Kraken on August 6, 2012 at 9:54 AM

Washington Post? Exposing something shady by an Obamanista? Is that allowed?

curved space on August 6, 2012 at 9:55 AM

Like millions of Americans Mr. Poof (under da bus) got a suspicious email from Nigeria and as a responsible govt official decided to investigate.

As it turns out his fears were unfounded and he saved or created security for Americans being scammmed by Nigerian con artists!

Nothing to see here, move on move on

Now as to why won’t Romney release those ten years of tax returns?

The PRESSTITUTES!

ConcealedKerry on August 6, 2012 at 9:56 AM

Are you still sucking on Ron Paul’s Dick?

SWalker on August 6, 2012 at 9:54 AM

Nice language. Looks like someone’s been hanging out with MadisonConservative.

It was a serious question, and this is the second time you’ve answered with profanity. In another thread, you were complaining and whining about RINOs being chosen for you or foisted upon you and your being expected to vote for them. You were just going off on RINOs, but then you basically admit that you’ll be voting for Romney. If you aren’t going to vote for Romney, then say so, but your profane-laden responses tell far more than a simple yes or no ever would.

Dante on August 6, 2012 at 9:57 AM

Both named David.
Both committed leftists.

Might as well be the same person.

I like the sound of “Ploufflerod” better than “Axleplouffe”.

Yiwen on August 6, 2012 at 9:57 AM

I’ve fixed my error in the post and apologized to David Axelrod. Don’t know how I got Axelrod in mind when I read the Post’s article about Plouffe.

Ed Morrissey on August 6, 2012 at 9:32 AM

No worries, it’s hard for me to sort out the Commies as well.

hillsoftx on August 6, 2012 at 9:57 AM

Washington Post? Exposing something shady by an Obamanista? Is that allowed?

curved space on August 6, 2012 at 9:55 AM

Well, since what they exposed wasn’t illegal, but was definitely Anti-American the answer is, of course it is, it lends street cred to the Obama as a citizen of the world image. Very important when soliciting those Chinese and Muslim campaign donations.

SWalker on August 6, 2012 at 9:58 AM

But you can’t prove we’re not doing more than Romney is…
/DWS

VietVet_Dave on August 6, 2012 at 9:52 AM

Yeah because Republican Presidential candidates have so much sway over foreign affairs while running for office. ;0

Of course, Romney has traveled to Israel and gotten an endorsement from Lech Walesa. Obama enjoys the support of Hugo Chavez and Raoul Castro. Pretty much says it all.

Happy Nomad on August 6, 2012 at 9:58 AM

Geez, Ed. Pace yourself. If your body is breaking now, how ya gonna hold up going into Nov.? You wanna be known as spending this election on your back in some bed?

Or is this the plan…….?

Renee on August 6, 2012 at 9:59 AM

SWalker on August 6, 2012 at 9:54 AM

Nice language. Looks like someone’s been hanging out with MadisonConservative.

It was a serious question, and this is the second time you’ve answered with profanity. In another thread, you were complaining and whining about RINOs being chosen for you or foisted upon you and your being expected to vote for them. You were just going off on RINOs, but then you basically admit that you’ll be voting for Romney. If you aren’t going to vote for Romney, then say so, but your profane-laden responses tell far more than a simple yes or no ever would.

Dante on August 6, 2012 at 9:57 AM

It not a serious question and you are a fat mouthed liar for even attempting to pretend that it is.

SWalker on August 6, 2012 at 10:00 AM

I’d like to see a transcript of Plouffe’s speeches.

But we’ll be sure to conjure up some righteous indignation anyway.

Dante on August 6, 2012 at 9:26 AM

You have no problem with Plouffe being paid handsomely by the company known to be in partnership with Irancell which is owned by the Iranian Revolutionary Guard, a company which helped Iran crush dissidents (as O stood by and did nothing)? Refresh my memory: Who is it you want to see in the White House?

Buy Danish on August 6, 2012 at 10:00 AM

It’s a holdover from the days of Charles Johnson sock puppeting this site with racist comments in order to generate his own blog posting detailing about how Hot Gas is teh racist. Most of those posts contained the name of that beloved Star Wars character.

MNHawk on August 6, 2012 at 9:49 AM

Good memory and substantive addition, Hawk.
~(Ä)~

Karl Magnus on August 6, 2012 at 10:01 AM

I’m sure that we can rely on the Democrats and the Progressive left to pump up a bunch of outrage about this. After all, they had so much outrage over the Koch brothers when it was revealed that they too had legal business dealings with companies in Iran.

Surely the left will be outraged…

Surely…

Any minute now…

Guys…?

(Hmmmm – I’m beginning to think that the left are a bunch of hypocrites. I’m shocked!)

ss396 on August 6, 2012 at 10:01 AM

it’s hard for me to sort out the Commies as well.

hillsoftx on August 6, 2012 at 9:57 AM

If it is an advisor to Obama then it is a commie or socialist. The distinction is as meaningful as comparing virginity among prostitutes or Democrats (but I repeat myself).

Happy Nomad on August 6, 2012 at 10:03 AM

It not a serious question and you are a fat mouthed liar for even attempting to pretend that it is.

SWalker on August 6, 2012 at 10:00 AM

It is most assuredly a serious question, and it was very appropriate in the Romney thread in which you were railing against having RINOs foisted upon you and that people shouldn’t vote for them.

So, since you are vehemently against RINOs, will you be voting for Romney? Can you answer the question without namecalling and without profanity?

Dante on August 6, 2012 at 10:03 AM

will you be pulling the lever for Romney?

Dante on August 6, 2012 at 9:52 AM

Are you still sucking on Ron Paul’s Dick?

SWalker on August 6, 2012 at 9:54 AM

Gentlemen, gentlemen, please…

Kjeil on August 6, 2012 at 10:04 AM

SWalker on August 6, 2012 at 10:00 AM

It is most assuredly a serious question, and it was very appropriate in the Romney thread in which you were railing against having RINOs foisted upon you and that people shouldn’t vote for them.

So, since you are vehemently against RINOs, will you be voting for Romney? Can you answer the question without namecalling and without profanity?

Dante on August 6, 2012 at 10:03 AM

Again, not everyone is as stupid as you are, it’s not a serious question, it a faux gotcha question, and you can shove it right up your ass.

SWalker on August 6, 2012 at 10:05 AM

You have no problem with Plouffe being paid handsomely by the company known to be in partnership with Irancell which is owned by the Iranian Revolutionary Guard, a company which helped Iran crush dissidents (as O stood by and did nothing)? Refresh my memory: Who is it you want to see in the White House?

Buy Danish on August 6, 2012 at 10:00 AM

That was the one thing Obama has done right: nothing. Iran is not our affair; they are not our territory, they are not a protectorate. They are a sovereign nation, and their people’s problems are their own to solve. I don’t have a problem with a person entering an agreement with another person or another company per se, and as despicable as a person may be or a company may be, I’m not in favor of outlawing behavior. But if this is something we’re going to get indignant over, then there better be a lot of indignation over things in our own backyard.

Dante on August 6, 2012 at 10:08 AM

(Hmmmm – I’m beginning to think that the left are a bunch of hypocrites. I’m shocked!)

ss396 on August 6, 2012 at 10:01 AM

They’re all over looking for dirt in Mitt Romney’s first grade fingerpaintings.

Happy Nomad on August 6, 2012 at 10:08 AM

Again, not everyone is as stupid as you are, it’s not a serious question, it a faux gotcha question, and you can shove it right up your ass.

SWalker on August 6, 2012 at 10:05 AM

It is a serious question, despite your protestations that are giving a much clearer answer than if you had simply said yes. Obviously you are going to vote for Romney, because a “no” answer would not engender this level of irrational behavior from you.

Dante on August 6, 2012 at 10:11 AM

For some reason, although the article said David Plouffe, I read it as David Axelrod.

That’s OK. Accuse Axelrod too and demand he prove a negative. Make them play by their own rules from now till November.

RadClown on August 6, 2012 at 10:11 AM

Axlerod you magnificent bastard. You own space in Captain Ed’s head.

oldroy on August 6, 2012 at 10:12 AM

Saw the movie Total Recall this weekend. there is a scene where howser retrieves his saftey deposit box. in the box shows Obama’s picture on paper money. Hollywood must be so proud of thier boy wonder.

fistbump on August 6, 2012 at 9:48 AM

Another movie did a similar move in the past decade, putting Hillary on a large-denomination bill.

It sure didn’t help The Adventures Of Pluto Nash gain any laughs.

teke184 on August 6, 2012 at 10:13 AM

Dante on August 6, 2012 at 10:08 AM

I see your reasoning but appearances are of import here, too. And it appears that the bad guys are buying influence with the Team O administration so that when it appears that Team O is soft on Iran, they were paid off to be.

gracie on August 6, 2012 at 10:13 AM

But if this is something we’re going to get indignant over, then there better be a lot of indignation over things in our own backyard.

Dante on August 6, 2012 at 10:08 AM

Okay, how about outrage over Fast and Furious- both the untracked gun walking and the poltical agenda to use F&F as an excuse for banning guns?

How about outrage over the squandered bailout funds?

How about the cronyism of Solyndra, Lightsquared, and the UAW pension funds? How about the cozy relationship between Obama and the SEIU president?

Seriously Dante, you want to give Obama a pass on this for all the wrong reasons.

Happy Nomad on August 6, 2012 at 10:14 AM

600 degrees of separation. Sign of the desperate conservative.

lester on August 6, 2012 at 10:14 AM

SWalker on August 6, 2012 at 10:05 AM

It is a serious question, despite your protestations that are giving a much clearer answer than if you had simply said yes. Obviously you are going to vote for Romney, because a “no” answer would not engender this level of irrational behavior from you.

Dante on August 6, 2012 at 10:11 AM

Again, the blatant dishonesty, what we all have learned to expect from Ron Paul supporters. Yet, you imbeciles never seem to figure out why you are so hated and despised. Of course I intend to vote for Romney, your fallacious assertions that he’s a RINO not withstanding.

SWalker on August 6, 2012 at 10:15 AM

Washington Post? Exposing something shady by an Obamanista? Is that allowed?

[curved space on August 6, 2012 at 9:55 AM]

It is if you want to reduce the exposure of these kinds of hits if brought to the public by GOP or Romney. This provides the Dems and Obama the opportunity to argue this is old news and then the WaPo will print that defense and sweep it under the rug. “Old news!” was a standard Clinton meme back in the day.

Dusty on August 6, 2012 at 10:18 AM

Okay, how about outrage over Fast and Furious- both the untracked gun walking and the poltical agenda to use F&F as an excuse for banning guns?

How about outrage over the squandered bailout funds?

How about the cronyism of Solyndra, Lightsquared, and the UAW pension funds? How about the cozy relationship between Obama and the SEIU president?

Seriously Dante, you want to give Obama a pass on this for all the wrong reasons.

Happy Nomad on August 6, 2012 at 10:14 AM

What about them? I’m opposed to all of those things. So I guess you are unfamiliar with libertarianism and anarcho-capitalism.

Why do you erroneously think I’m an Obama supporter?

Dante on August 6, 2012 at 10:19 AM

Seriously Dante, you want to give Obama a pass on this for all the wrong reasons.

Happy Nomad on August 6, 2012 at 10:14 AM

His messiah, Herr Doktor Paul, was soundly and completely rejected by the American people (as if their was ever any chance of America elected that bat $hit insane old anti-Semitic white supremest), so now all Dante has is revenge against America.

SWalker on August 6, 2012 at 10:19 AM

Of course I intend to vote for Romney, your fallacious assertions that he’s a RINO not withstanding.

SWalker on August 6, 2012 at 10:15 AM

Then you have no business railing against RINOs and raging against the machine that you willingly and proudly support and vote for.

Dante on August 6, 2012 at 10:20 AM

SWalker on August 6, 2012 at 10:15 AM

Then you have no business railing against RINOs and raging against the machine that you willingly and proudly support and vote for.

Dante on August 6, 2012 at 10:20 AM

Again for the severally brain damaged… You fallacious assertions that Romney is a RINO not withstanding. The fact that you thought Herr Doktor had a chance shows that level of insipid stupidity trapped within your reasoning process, which automatically renders your assertions, considerably less than valid.

SWalker on August 6, 2012 at 10:23 AM

Too funny now the Obama campaign is indicating that mitt invested in Iranian companies

Idiots

cmsinaz on August 6, 2012 at 10:24 AM

Strange how they pick him to speak just before he enters the White House employment!

Just like the publishing company that gave Barky $500K just before he was sworn in, to write a children’s book!

PattyJ on August 6, 2012 at 10:30 AM

Ed Morrissey on August 6, 2012 at 9:32 AM

Not to worry, Ed. They are all interchangeable and all are corrupt. It’s easy to mix them up.

BetseyRoss on August 6, 2012 at 10:32 AM

So there are more than one traitorous SOBs in the White House besides Obama. What’s new?

dockywocky on August 6, 2012 at 10:35 AM

Hey,he was just spying on the Iranians./

docflash on August 6, 2012 at 10:41 AM

Most. Transparent. Administration. EVAH!

/sarc off

Vntnrse on August 6, 2012 at 10:44 AM

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